Padma Awards Announced
President has approved the conferment of 108 PadmaAwards. These comprise 04 Padma Vibhushan, 24 PadmaBhushan and 80 Padma Shri Awards. 24 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 percsons in the category of Foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and Posthumousawardees.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, PadmaVibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan sometime around March/ April.
Padma Bhushan – Adi Burjor Godrej – Trade & Industry – Maharashtra
Padma Shri – Ms. Mahrukh Tarapor – Art – Maharashtra
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Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney